The Minister Responsible for the National Library appoints six Commissioners after consultation with the Minister of Māori Affairs. The National Librarian is an ex officio member of the Commission. The current appointees deliver the appropriate mix of skills and experience sought for LIAC and bring particular strengths relating to broadcasting, information technology, mātauranga Māori, museum and public libraries management, and education. They are:
Don Hunn - ChairDon Hunn was a senior New Zealand diplomat and civil servant. He was State Services Commissioner from 1987-1997. Since 1997 Don Hunn has undertaken over 50 public sector management assignments for both Government agencies and NGOs, both in New Zealand and overseas.
Don Hunn is presently a Fellow of the Victoria University School of Government, and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Public Administration. He sits on the board of New Zealand Ballet. He is currently Chairman of the Technical Advisory Group (on water resources and distribution) at Kapiti Coast District Council, Chairman of the Chief Executive’s Advisory Panel at the Department of Building and Housing and Chairman of the Royal District Nursing Service New Zealand Ltd.
Don Hunn is an associate director, and New Zealand representative, of TFG International, a Sydney-based consultancy.
Sharman is currently working as the Knowledge Manager at Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand, where she is responsible for ensuring that knowledge and information generated from within Te Papa is shared and used to best effect. Prior to her appointment at Te Papa, Sharman worked in the senior management team for an international publishing company developing strategic relationships primarily with the public sector.
Sharman has worked as an Information & Library Manager in the special library sector, public and academic libraries for thirty years. She is also the Special Libraries representative on the EPIC Governance Group, the Electronic Purchasing in Collaboration consortium, which has a membership of over 180 New Zealand libraries.
Bill Macnaught - ex officioBil Macnaught is the National Librarian and as ex officio member of LIAC. Bill came to the National Library in 2011 from Puke Ariki, a position held since 2005. Before coming to New Zealand, he was the Director, Libraries and Arts and later Head of Cultural Development at Gateshead Council in the north of England. He was awarded a CBE in the UK for services to public libraries and cultural life. He was Chair of the UK Advisory Council on Libraries and was a visiting Professor (Librarianship) at the University of Northumbria.
Bill Macnaught is a founder member of the Governance Group for the Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa programme which was inspired by a UK project in which he was involved. He initiated the discussions that led to the National Library supporting the current Kōtui project, designed to deliver better value for public libraries through the collective procurement of library management IT services.
Carol Moffatt has had over 50 years in education in a variety of roles culminating in starting the first ICT Strategy for New Zealand schools in 1998. Her particular areas of interest are leadership and learning through the technologies. She received a MNZM in 1997 for services to rural education.
Carol is presently programme director for the Greater Christchurch Schools Network (GCSN) and Director for CORE Education . She received the QSO for services to education in 2011.
Nat chaired the O'Reilly Open Source Convention and other O'Reilly conferences for over a decade. He ran the first website in New Zealand, co-wrote the best-selling Perl Cookbook, and was one of the founding O'Reilly Radar bloggers. He lives in Leigh and consults in the Asia-Pacific region.
Ko Taiarahia te maunga. Taiarahia is the mountain.
Ko Te Māhurehure te hapū. Te Māhurehure is the sub-tribe.
Ko Te Rewarewa te marae. Te Rewarewa is the marae.
Ko Tūhoe te iwi. The iwi is Tūhoe.
Hāromi is the Executive Manager for the Tūhoe Education Authority (TEA) a tribal organisation mandated by 13 schools to advocate and work on their behalf. TEA’s prime purpose is to provide schools and communities with assistance and support to improve educational outcomes for all of our children.
Hāromi has a Diploma in Teaching (Primary), Certificate in Education and Curriculum Management AMES, NSW and a Bachelor of Māori Education Te Whare Wānanga O Awanuiārangi Whakatāne.
Hāromi has had 38 years experience in different education sectors both in NZ and NSW, Australia.
The TEA team are passionate and committed to indigenous education, mātauranga Māori and mātauranga ā Iwi. Our knowledge and language reflects our daily activities as Tūhoe people. We are charged with the responsibility of passing on to our children and grandchildren that body of knowledge which will clearly identify them as being Tūhoe first, NZ Māori second and thirdly a citizen of the world.
Hāromi is focussed on exploring innovative ways to ensure children and whānau access local, national and international knowledge and resources, wherever they are located in NZ and the world.
Hāromi acknowledges the great work contributed by the previous commissioners. She looks forward to sharing, learning and making a difference for all NZ communities and libraries. Mauri ora.
Brian has 20 years of tertiary library experience, principally in digital services and electronic information. He has been Chair of the Information Technology Special Interest Group of the Library Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) and a Member of the National Digital Forum. He is currently Associate Universtiy Librarian (Digital Services), University of Auckland Library.
Former Commissioners include:
· Brian Pauling, Chair
· Janet Copsey
· Paul Thompson
· Evelyn Tobin
· Paul Reynolds
· Ainslie Dewe, Chair
· Chris Szekely
· Karl du Fresne
· Diana Kelly
· Sue Roberts